Volunteer Firefighter Accidentally Gets $8 Million Stimulus Payment

Indiana man checks bank account and sees multimillions, seemingly deposited from the U.S. government.

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A volunteer firefighter in Indiana had the shock of his life recently when he checked his bank account to see if his coronavirus stimulus deposit had arrived this past weekend. But instead of seeing a deposit of $1,700, like he expected, his account had $8.2 million in it.

"I went to the ATM at the Family Express and once I withdrew $200 out of my account, I looked at the available balance still left in my account," Charles Calvin of New Chicago, Indiana, said in an interview with Chicago's WGN. "Apparently, my account had $8.2 million in it. And I'm like, 'What in the world is going on here?'"

Calvin didn't believe what he saw so he dipped his card into the ATM again and saw the same amount.

Here's an image of his receipt, courtesy of Calvin via WGN:

Charles Calvin via WGN

Calvin called his bank on Monday only to learn that the amount was no longer in his checking account. The bank did confirm, however, that the expected $1,700 stimulus payment had been deposited.

"If there's some kind of clerical error or what have you, they should be on top of it," Calvin told WGN. "You go from being a millionaire one second, then back to being broke again. But hey, once you're poor, you ain't got no where else to go but up."

President Donald Trump recently signed a congressional bill designed to provide immediate relief as a result of the economic disaster brought by the coronavirus outbreak. Roughly $500 billion of an approved $2.2 trillion relief package is designed for citizens in dire need of funds to help pay for essentials like food, shelter, or clothing, and also to help lift the consumer economy.

Thus far there are no other reports of accidental multimillion-dollar deposits from the U.S. government. But we can all hope!

Watch the WGN report on Calvin's amazing story here:

And for more coronavirus stories you shouldn't believe, check out 16 Coronavirus Myths You Need to Stop Believing, According to Doctors.

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